This page compares the SSL security of online banking websites of British banks. SSL (or more correctly TLS) is the encryption between your web browser and the bank’s web server. It protects against others reading or changing the page (a man-in-the-middle attack). This is particularly important if you use wifi in a public place.
Scores are from the SSL server test run by SSL Labs, and consider protocol support, certificates and signatures. It tests whether sites are vulnerable to attacks such as Heartbleed and Poodle.
The scores don’t assess:
Last updated: 2017-02-21
|Nationwide||B||Unable to connect to the server|
|Smile||A-||No secure protocols supported|
Questions and comments welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you run a website and would like to improve its score, read the guide SSL and TLS Deployment Best Practices.